The mission of the Scott and White College of Nursing is to prepare excellent professional nurses who contribute to the health and welfare of individuals, families, and communities in diverse health care environments.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree includes a liberal arts foundation and a nursing curriculum that enables graduates to realize their own potential as individual citizens and practitioners in the health care system. The program, which is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, prepares students to excel on the NCLEX certification exam: in the 2016-17 academic year, the first-time pass rate for UMHB nursing graduates who took the exam was 90.6 %.
Students gain real-world experiences through clinical labs in state-of-the-art health care facilities as well as first hand knowledge working in a wide range of facilities. The nursing program offers ADN Registered Nurses the option to seek the BSN degree.